12 Minute Madness. Photo by Chris Randle.
12 Minute Madness. Photo by Chris Randle.

Marlena recovers a memory of being sexually abused by her grandfather. 12 Minute Madness, based on true events, illustrates the first twelve minutes of madness that occurs as Marlena’s mind explodes into myriad inner voices that have been repressed for years.

Why should someone come see your show?

12 Minute Madness is based on the true life story of director and writer, Raïna von Waldenburg. It’s a daring and candid story about sexual abuse that is too often silenced by shame. This fierce all female cast of twelve attempts to speak the unspeakable and relish in the taboo. It’s a nose dive deep into the darkest parts of the human psyche. But instead of fearing and running from the weight of this subject we are going to break the silence with humour, delight, and levity.  It’s about learning how to keep your darkest shadows in front of you where you can see it and embrace it.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Since this is a real ensemble piece best to think of ensemble superhero teams. 12 Minute Madness is a combination of the childish delight of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out mixed with the dark and twisted characters of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, and the team spirit and elegance of the Sailor Scouts.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Shout out to our fellow Firehall Arts Centre BYOV show – Multiple Organism by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.

The Details

Venue: Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova St, Vancouver)
Tickets: http://tickets.vancouverfringe.com
Twitter: @12minutemadness
Website: http://www.12minutemadness.com 

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The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.